5 nostalgic AF songs to start the week

Get yourself pumped for the week ahead with these classic bops that you probably haven’t listened to since you were in year 10 and still pestering your mum to let you get snakebites.

1) Bohemian like you – The Dandy Warhols

A love story for the ages.

2) She hates me – Puddle of Mudd

We’re all been there, right? ….Right?

3) Heaven is a half pipe – OPM

Possibly the inspiration for those COEXIST stickers?

4) United States of Whatever – Liam Lynch

They just don’t make music videos like this anymore…

5) Break stuff – Limp bizkit

Okay, there’s maybe a reason you’ve not heard this in so long.

What’s your fav nostalgic track? Comment below or tweet @poppunkmum!


Band of the Month: The Wild Things

This month’s band of the month are the incredible, The Wild Things. This West London indie rock group has already had an untameable start, having been a BBC London ‘Featured Artist of the week’. They’ve recently released a new track, Tell Me Why.

What inspired Tell Me Why?

Lyrically, Tell Me Why came from the emotion created through the music. Musically, it as a very emotive atmosphere, and the words fell out like a watching a movie!

What’s it like being part of the London scene?

It can be difficult and frustrating for bands starting out, which is why we curated our own festival, The Wild Things Bawl, as a way to allow bands and fans an opportunity to experience great live music in proper venues.

Syd and Cam used to be in the CBBC’s Young Dracula, what inspired the move from acting to music?

A desire to not be confined to when other people allow you to be creative. There are a lot of moving parts in TV/film, but in songwriting inspiration can hit you anytime.

What do you guys like to do when you’re not playing/practising?

There’s a lot of pizza and netflix involved!

Where did your name come from?

Well, The Beatles was taken, but when The Wild Things was mentioned, it clicked!

How did it feel to be featured by radio1?

In truth, we were sat for 4 days listening every night for that record to be played and when it did, we got very drunk.

Do you have any pre-gig rituals?

Lucazade and warming up. Wild, we know…

What are your plans for the future?

We’re releasing our new single (as part of ‘The Singles Club’), on 26/5/17 which we’re very excited about. More news to come!

Keep up with The wild Things on facebook and twitter.

And never miss a thing from INPW by following our Twitter and Instagram!

New Music: The Vinyl Reprise – Graffiti

The Vinyl Reprise are a four-piece indie rock band from Birmingham, UK. They started playing together in 2015 and have already established themselves in the Midland’s indie-rock scene. Their first EP, Graffiti, is available from May 26th.

You’ve already heard The Vinyl Reprised. Surely, your dad played them on a cassette tape when you were a kid while he showed you pictures of him in brown bell-bottoms, sporting a moustache.

Either that or they were in that 70s cop show where Kill Your Dreams was playing over a slow motion fight scene in a smoke filled room?

To put it shortly – they are deliciously 70s punk.

But there’s more to Graffiti than that. There’s layers of 90s grunge and an edge of something fresh that makes you sit up and listen.

Heavily inspired by the likes of Oasis, The Kinks, and The Clash, The Vinyl Reprisal have found their own britpop sound.

Graffiti is a 5 track EP, showcasing their slick instrumentals and dark, vocals. The vocals sound strained at times as the lead-singer struggles to maintain his Cobain-sque style.

The single Kill Your Dreams is the strongest track from the EP, with dark melodies, a catchy chorus, and interesting lyrics. Trash Talk is also a stand out song, fun, high energy, pure rock’n’roll.

Graffiti is a promising EP from a band who are already cementing their name into the UK’s live scene. Catch them at The Sunflower Lounge on May 26th to celebrate the EP’s release (available from their website from May 26th, and from itunes, Amazon, and Googleplay May 29th).

What do you think about Kill Your dreams? Comment below or tweet @poppunkmum

NEW Music: Everyone and Anyone – A Page from a Journal

Everyone And Anyone are a pop-punk fivesome from North Wales. The band have only been together since 2014 but have already supported the like of Creeper and WSTR. Their second EP, A Page from a Journal, is available from May 16th. The boys gave IPWT a sneak peak.

everyone and anyone

A Page from a Journal feels heavily inspired by early The Wonder Years, Blink 182, and Creeper.

All four of the songs are fast based and drum heavy, with some tempo changes and relatable lyrics.

The ‘in your face’ness of the tracks promises a hell of a live performance, from an incredibly high-energy, fun band.

The vocals sometimes feel lost under the thrashing pop-punk rhythms, but this may be an issue with production rather than Everyone and Anyone’s talents.

This is a band with a lot of potential, who could really make a splash in the pop punk scene once they have carved out their own sound. Overall, a brilliant EP from a talented and vivacious group.

Are you excited for Everyone and Anyone’s new release? Comment below or tweet @poppunkmum!

Review: Paramore – After Laughter

Tennesse pop-punk alumni Paramore have released their first album since their self-titled album four years ago. The band has reunited with former drummer Zac Farro, who left the band in 2010.

After Laughter is a sizzling summer hit, with full-on vibrant beats and catchy refrains, juxtaposed with reflective and defeatist lyrics.

The album has a matured edge to both the lyrics and peppy rhythms. The thick 80s vibe is very in-vogue, but the essence that propelled this band to the top with Riot! can still found in the album’s roots.

Each song stands in its own right, but flow seamlessly together. Mid-way through the album, after a string of ballads, I found myself getting slightly bored of the slower melodies.

But these songs ground the colourful album, turning from being completely poppy to classically Paramore.

The highlight of After Laughter is definitely the pre-released single, Hard Times. A full-on mix of 80s pop and gospel, the track encapsulates every aspect of After laughter; lyrics conveying pain and defeat contrasted against lively instruments.

If After Laughter is anything to go on, Paramore is set to be dominating the pop-punk scene and mainstream charts yet again.

Rating out of ten:

Fav track:

What’s your fav song from After Laughter? Comment or tweet @poppunkmum

New releases: Fallout Boy, Paramore, PVRIS

It’s been a busy few weeks for pop punk. Three of the biggest names in the scene, Fallout Boy, Paramore, and PVRIS have all dropped new tracks and announced upcoming albums or tours.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Fallout Boy – Young and Menace

Early last week, Fallout Boy drop a new track Young and Menace and announced a new album, MANIA, will be released in the summer. They also announced dates for an accompanying tour, but so far only in America.

Young and Menace continues the trajectory of FOB’s new sound from their last two albums, particularly American Beauty/American Physco. I really wasn’t a fan of this track when I first heard it, having been a big lover of Fallout Boy’s pre-hiatus stuff, but I’m warming to it every time I hear it. The track feels a lot more synth-rock, even synth-pop than pop-punk, but it’s definitely a track that brings something fresh to the band’s discography and proves just how versatile FOB can be.

Rating out of ten:


Paramore – Hard Times

Paramore’s new release also came with the announcement for a new album, four years after their previous, self-titled album. After Laughter is set for the 12th of May.

This new track is an instant tune! It feels very Ain’t It Fun and the aesthetic is Still Into You meets 80’s pop. The song is fun and catchy and seems like it’s going to be a big hit, even in mainstream charts.

Rating out of ten:


PVRIS – Heaven

PVRIS’s second album ‘We all know of Heaven, we all need of Hell’ is set to be released this August. The first single from the album, Heaven, was dropped earlier this week.

Heaven strikes the perfect balance between the sound still feeling recognizably PVRIS and feeling fresh. Lynn’s flawless vocals are the main feature of the track, but the beat and bass is extremely catchy. I think this song promises great things for their live performances.

Rating out of ten:

Which is your fav new track? Comment below or tweet @poppunkmum!

New track: The Wild Things – Tell me Why

The Wild Things are a four-piece alt rock band from West London who have recently toured the US, before coming home to the UK to release new music. Their previous track, I Think You can Do Better appeared as BBC London’s ‘featured artist of the week’ and the band is gaining traction having been picked up by Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.

The Wild things sound a lot like if The Muncie Girls and Halsey had a music baby, and if that doesn’t really sound like the band for you, I’m not sure what you’re doing here. I have no more content to offer you.

Tell Me Why is grungy, teen angst with slick production value and stunning vocals. If you ever watched the BBC’s Young Dracula, you’re already acquainted with The Wild Thing’s frontwomen, Sydney White (who played Erin), whose sweet but powerful voice makes this track a standout.

The track has a steady drum beat laced with laid-back lead guitar which provides a constant and contrasting bed for Sydney’s vocals.

The song proves that this band is ready to go and just in need of their big break, but the fact that the foursome recorded and produced it themselves, is a testament to their talent.

All I can really say is, get on this band now; they’re about to blow up.

Find The Wild Things on Facebook and Twitter.

And don’t forget to follow IPWT on Twitter and Instagram.